The first is by The Secret Life of a Retail Assistant.
The letter starts like this:
"Dear young girl who left the fitting rooms at my work almost in tears,
You're beautiful. I know you won't believe me when I say this, but it is true. I know that you're not feeling too great about yourself right now, and you're upset that you can't fit into the same dresses that your sister can, but it's still true. You are beautiful."Read the full letter here. Wow. It's a powerful message for girls to be happy in their skin. About individuality as beauty. And a reminder not to sweat the small stuff. I think all women should read this.
The next is at Scattered Locality - a blogger I believe I came across on Twitter.
"Their masterpiece always in my opinion would be ‘Emotion Sickness’, a song so dark that I was kind of scared of listening to it on the radio. As it turned out, I grew to love this song more than any other song on the album. The video for it was stunning as well, and can never forget the first time I watched it on rage as well. It was about 11pm, I was tired and felt like a brick fell on my head. This video came on and it felt like a I had been stun gunned after those six minutes."Read his whole Silverchair retrospective here, and enjoy the music videos!
Ben Pobjie, a Melbourne writer and comedian writes a blog called Ben Pobjie's Wonderful World Of Objects.
Ben is a hilarious tweeter, especially about MasterChef. (He also writes a MasterChef recap column for the Age which is LOL funny. He is more serious on his blog, writing about depression and self worth. I believe a writer who shares this much personal emotion with strangers is a writer worth reading. One thing I was incredibly excited about was this tweet he wrote after Sandra wrote that she loves both of us in a blog entry on her $120 Food Challenge.
I was so very honoured by Ben's compliment. Wow :)
Happy Tuesday, be sure to check out these blogs!